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The White Tiger

By Aravind Adiga
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1416562737
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 285
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The stunning Booker Prize–winning novel from the author of Amnesty and Selection Day that critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society. “This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before” (John Burdett, Bangkok 8). The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439159736
  • Pages : 288
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  • Reads : 272
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A Study Guide for Aravind Adiga's "The White Tiger", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
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  • Pages : 56
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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“A stunningly beautiful book as well as an eloquent appeal and a consciousness raiser.” — The Horn Book Tigers, ground iguanas, partula snails, and even white-rumped vultures are in danger of disappearing altogether. Using the experiences of a few endangered species as examples, Martin Jenkins highlights the ways human behavior can either threaten or conserve the amazing animals that share our planet. Vicky White’s stunning portraits of rare creatures offer a glimpse of nature’s grace and beauty — and give us a powerful reason to preserve it.

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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Isbn : 0307370577
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Travel
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A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is V. S. Naipaul’s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India.

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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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  • Publisher : Tundra Books
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  • Pages : 32
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  • Reads : 757
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A tale of standing out, embracing differences, and ultimately belonging—from one of the literary world's foremost minds, Zadie Smith, and novelist and poet, Nick Laird! Meet Maud: a guinea pig who inexplicably wears a judo suit—and not everyone understands or approves. When Maud is thrown into a new and confusing situation, it takes brave decisions and serendipitous encounters for her to find her place and embrace her individuality. The Surprise is an endearing story about the quiet power of being different by two veteran writers, and introduces an exciting debut illustrator. Together they have created a picture book that adults and children alike will treasure.

Beautiful Samurai, White Tiger

By Sedonia Guillone
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ai Press
  • Isbn : 1937796337
  • Pages : 154
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 624
  • File Pdf: beautiful-samurai-white-tiger.pdf

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Publisher’s note: This book was previously published in 2008. It has been revised for re-release with Ai Press. Japanese police inspector Toshi and his American partner John are back in this sequel to His Beautiful Samurai. Toshi and John are still reeling from their last adventure, dealing with family issues and trying to get ready for Toshi's uncle's funeral. Toshi’s uncle died with a secret that’s kept Toshi tied to his family, unable to fulfill his own life. During the funeral preparations, his uncle's dear friend and former lover, Tokuma comes to Toshi for help. Fearing his nephew Yuzo has been kidnapped by the Yakuza, Tokuma asks Toshi and John to look into the young man's disappearance. Their investigation takes them into the murky underworld of the Japanese mob, and eventually leads them undercover to the temple of the White Tiger, a place of spirituality, love and danger. Learning the ways of the White Tiger opens John up to his psychic ability in unexpected ways, and brings the lovers closer than they ever thought possible. Through a series of unbelievably erotic encounters, John and Toshi learn the power of their love, and begin to believe that they can overcome anything, from Toshi's disapproving family to the mystery of the missing nephew. Can they find Yuzo before it's too late? Sedonia Guillone is the author of His Beautiful Samurai and My Hot Muse, stories that blend high eroticism with tender characters to create unique and powerful romances.

Sacrifices of Mo's Supporters

By Wen Li
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1648843026
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 125
  • File Pdf: sacrifices-of-mo-s-supporters.pdf

Book Summary:

At the end of the Warring States Period, the Qin Kingdom began to become more and more powerful after the Shang Martingale Change Method was adopted. After the internal strife of Lao Ai and Lu Buwei, the First Emperor, Ying Zheng, appointed Li Si as the prime minister, and Wang Jian and Huan Gonggong as the grand generals. This action infuriated all the people in the world. Some of them raised their hands to fight back, and the most powerful force was the Mo family. Since the Mo family had always followed the strategy of "loving each other but attacking each other", the world's righteous scholars all responded, and those who responded threw life and death away, and the people of the martial world all revered them as "ink people". Faced with the pressure of the Blizzard Qin, could the Mo family turn the tide? This was how a life-and-death duel would begin? [Previous Chapter] [Table of Contents] [Next Chapter]

An Ultimate Martial Art

By Wu YueChuBa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1647873541
  • Pages : 654
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 303
  • File Pdf: an-ultimate-martial-art.pdf

Book Summary:

In previous life, in order to save his sister, Su Ye volunteered to sacrifice for the gods of nine heavens. He did not expect that all this is the man's trick to let him die in vain. Su Ye had learned the truth, was unacceptable for a moment, and died with hatred.At the moment Su Ye in the previous life died , another young boy named Su Ye crossed over him. At a dangerous time between life and death, He replaced the previous Su Ye to start a new life.He inadvertently obtained a book of martial arts, gained a spcial power, and used this power to escape out of chaos. Since then, he has relied on this cheat book to improve his ability through cultivation, to avenge Su Ye of the previous life.As a soul that from another world came through, he eventually dominated the world!☆About the Author☆Wu Yue Chu Ba, a well-known online novelist. He has a wealth of creative experience and has authored many novels, most of them are fantasy types. His novels have deeply attracted most readers.一句话

Immortal in Wonderland

By Zai XuXianYuan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1648845703
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 816
  • File Pdf: immortal-in-wonderland.pdf

Book Summary:

An ordinary city worker accidentally entered the "Forbidden Land of the Gods" on a journey to ease his mind

Super Bodyguard

By Xiu ShuiLan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1648840485
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 660
  • File Pdf: super-bodyguard.pdf

Book Summary:

He is a super soldier king, a wondrous hand of genius doctor!Returning to the flower garden to look for his junior, only to be entangled by peach blossoms and drawn into the vortex of battle amongst the Wealthy Class ...From then on, a monstrous bodyguard was born!He flirted with beauties, punished bullies, and made a name for himself!Cultivating ancient martial arts and special techniques, step by step, he stepped onto the peak of life!

Defy the Heaven, Slay the Gods

By Mu FengShiJie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1649756437
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 436
  • File Pdf: defy-the-heaven-slay-the-gods.pdf

Book Summary:

The deities and gods viewed the weak as ants! Then I, Wu Shengxuan, will turn God into an ant in the eyes of mortals! So what if he was a deity? So what if he was a demon? As long as he could clearly see this world, what was wrong with being a free and unrestrained demon? Even if he didn't have a spirit vein, he would still find his own path to body refining! Even if he defied the Heavens, defied the Immortal, exterminated the Devil, and devoured the Demon, then he would take back what was his own! Even if he became a demon, it would be a little bit clear among all the devils. Even if he was betrayed by his best brother in the end, he would only smile and say, "Give me a reason, I will forgive you!"

Talented Medical Princess

By Bu LuoDiDeYanZi
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1649750455
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 499
  • File Pdf: talented-medical-princess.pdf

Book Summary:

She, with her unique skills and medical skills, had traversed space and time to become an imperial concubine; he, as a beautiful man and as the king of an empire, had dominated the world.

Prince, Don't Come Over

By Qing XiangXi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1649756488
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 681
  • File Pdf: prince-don-t-come-over.pdf

Book Summary:

Crossing through missions was difficult, so they thought it was a good opportunity for regeneration. Who would have thought that they would somehow become puppets in the hands of others? Stealing the Imperial Jade Seal? Stealing the information? His carelessness had provoked the prince who had an esteemed status that was as cold as ice and frost. With each blow, he would leap upwards, and the mouse would play with the kitten, smoothly placing the handsome guy into his bag. Love enemies, have fun all the way, love and hate, but life is just a hundred.